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Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet: An Epic Science Fiction Adventure (The Earthman Jack Space Saga Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Kadish
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Book Description

"It's Like Harry Potter Meets Star Wars!"

Jack Finnegan only has to worry about dealing with school bullies, suffering through detention with his homeroom teacher, and getting noticed by the girl of his dreams... at least until an army of evil aliens invade Earth. Suddenly, this teenage slacker finds himself at the center of a galaxy-spanning conflict - where the lives of everyone on the planet are in jeopardy, soldiers use Quantum Physics to become superheroes, and the enemy uses some mysterious form of magic to make themselves practically unstoppable.

The secret to ending the conflict and saving the universe may lie in a powerful ancient spaceship, which it seems can only be flown by Earthmen. Now, Jack and a rag-tag group of allies must overcome impossible odds, defeat an unkillable enemy, rescue the princess of the galaxy, and save the universe from a threat more terrifying than any it has ever faced.

Can this underachiever rise to the occasion and become the hero Earth needs? The fate of all life in the galaxy may rest in his hands.

"Stand Aside Percy Jackson, Here Comes Earthman Jack!"

"Young Adult Science Fiction Done Right!"

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  • Print Length: 567 pages
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  • Language: English
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best buck I ever spent July 29, 2013
By Sixiron
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At $1 this is a steal. An exceptional 1st book from a new author. A very well crafted story that keeps getting better and better. Some might be tempted to classify it as teen fiction, but I dont. Its more a classical sci-fi tale where the protagonist just happens to be a teen. From the authors notes it sounds like we will get to see Jack mature over many more books. The writing is clean, brisk and witty. I find no fault with its editing.

The story starts out a bit slow as we get to know Jack and his life, but in short order the roller coaster adventure takes off and gets nothing but faster and wilder. The story has everything imaginable in the sci-fi play book. Wild technologies, Dark Lord villains, aliens of every stripe from the small to the large made of rock, space bugs, ancients of lore, robots with delusions, and of course pirates and princess. Through it all Jack copes just barely, and is driven on to greater feats of daring by his own "I hate to lose" character.

Buy it and enjoy the ride, its a good one.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet July 26, 2013
By DianeCL
Format:Kindle Edition
I was asked to review this book by the author.

First of all I do not normally read SciFi anything, other than WWZ. I am primarily a romance novel reader and SciFi in written form has never engaged me. With that said I must say that I am a HUGE SciFi movie/TV show fan.

Earthman Jack vs. The Ghost Planet


My first thought was `Great what did I get myself into'. I was surprisingly interested in the story line as it first started out. As the chapters went on, which were long chapters; I thought what a nice story of Jack, a Gamer. As I continued to read I felt something really familiar but I couldn't place it. By chapter 10 I realized this story had bits of several of my favorite 80's SciFi movies, Flight of the Navigator, The Last Starfighter, Tron, Starman and many others from my childhood. I loved the flash back it gave me. By Chapter 14 all hell broke loose and continued on from there with bits of every movie or show I have seen, Serenity, Firefly, Star Wars, Pitch Black, Riddick, Stargate, SG1, SG Atlantis, SGU (the ship) and many many more that have given me the visual for what I was reading. Needless to say I LOVED, let me repeat LOVED what I was reading. It had all the pieces of all my favorite blockbusters as well as a few B movies. I could not put this down with the exception of needing some sleep. All characters were memorable. I loved the robot Heckubus (man servant or Evil Genius), who seemed to remind me of a cross between C3PO and Number 5 from Short Circuit, comic relief/sarcasm. Grohm - the "Big Guy" was smarter than he seemed on the outside. Then of course we have the pirate, not quite Jack Sparrow but just as snarly/suspicious but struggling with his idea of who he wants to be and who society sees.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the Sequel! July 22, 2013
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This is an excellent book that keeps you wanting more. It is packed full of action and excitement and ended up being a very quick read. It also has great character development where I found myself really rooting for the main characters and rooting against the villains! The author's imagination when it comes to the space travel technology is so realistic that I had a hard time determining if it was real or imagined! The book is in the Young Adult genre, but I think the story and the writing style will appeal to all age groups like the Harry Potter series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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A fun little romp that turns an Earth kid barely old enough to shave into a universe-striding savior of life. I've read some other reviews that criticize the woo-woo factor of the hyperadvanced technology, but for God's sake, some people just need to lighten up and have some fun, and this is it. Jack, the protagonist, isn't the smartest, fastest, most powerful, or some latent genius whose potential is unleashed in some destiny laid down thousands of years ago, he's just an incredibly stubborn little bugger that stumbles onto a great deal of power, and starts becoming a hero. What's not to like?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta love this character - an unlikely hero July 26, 2013
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My first thought was that this would be some cheesey book that might be good for a child. While I think my daughter would like this, I gotta say that I really enjoyed it, and found myself laughing out loud a few times. The main character is abrasive, dis-respectful and a general pain. But I found myself rooting for him and looking forward to the next wise crack out of his mouth. I look forward to the author's next installment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it July 19, 2013
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I couldn't put it down! Read the entire book in a day and still wanted more. Can't wait for the next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure dead brilliant February 18, 2014
By Tefal
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Given the author's other books I was a little wary of content but this is a great book for anyone aged 8 years up that likes to disappear into the world of fiction. I laughed many times over the characters reactions and comments. I was shocked at the twists and turns. I fell in love with the characters - Scallywag taking top position. It was a long book but i enjoy the detail and felt satisfied at the end. Fantastic.

Have recommended this to people already and look forward to the next 6 books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll enjoy it November 29, 2013
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This is an engaging book, in a quirky light-hearted way, kind of in the genre of "Bill the Galactic Hero" series. I am eagerly awaiting the promised sequel.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very entertaining & looking forward to the next book, i can see parallels to other sci fi plots
Published 16 days ago by Hernando Davila
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read, despite some flaws.
I picked up this book with my last bit of money at a recent Star Trek convention. It was a risk, as I could have purchased another autograph, or a collectible. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Zac Al-Radiedeh
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Sci-Fi Indie Novel I Have Read to Date!
This is a great, professionally written, space opera. From the beginning to the end it is a rollercoaster ride that equals and at times bests the Star Wars trilogy. Read more
Published 22 days ago by David D. Hurd
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Fun read
Published 23 days ago by daniel g. myers
4.0 out of 5 stars Grammar Nazis beware, this book is too much fun no matter how much you...
Okay, first the bad news. If you're a grammar Nazi, you're going to have to swallow your gag reflex. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Ron Fink
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read
couldn't put down, even at work. Hope that the author, can put out the rest soon. Good summer read, try it.
Published 1 month ago by Kevin J Lacourse
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
What a fun ride. This is definitely a winner and worth the time and money if you are looking for a fun space opera, full of good humor, great charactors, excitement and a story... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tfruman
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, solid
A good, solid, entertaining book, appropriate for adults and young adults alike. I read it in one sitting, and certainly hope more follow from this author.
Published 1 month ago by iDave
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
If your a fan of The Heroes of Olympus (Rick Riordon ) or Harry Potter (Rowlings) then you must give this book a try
Published 1 month ago by Leonard L. Church
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully Imaginative Story
I love the manor Kadish brings this story to life from the start. He has a sense of humor my inner kid thoroughly enjoyed and was descriptive enough for the complicated settings to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pat_the_dino_and_run
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More About the Author

I was born a poor black child in the Tsunami-ravaged area of post-Katrina New Orleans, where I lived in an inner-city trailer home that spontaneously combusted due to terrorist activity. I was left homeless and on the streets, where I was forced to use my wits to survive. I currently work five dead-end jobs, struggling to make ends meet, while juggling the challenges of being a single mother.

I wrote 500 pages of my first novel on a napkin at a coffee shop in Edinburgh because my laptop would keep distracting me with cute videos of kittens on YouTube whenever I attempted to use it. Writing is especially difficult because I suffer from a debilitating form of carpel tunnel syndrome and an incurable form of arthritis, which combine into a super handicap which requires me to use robotic arms for daily tasks. All the kids make fun of my robotic arms, and I don't think I will ever recover from the emotional scars of always being picked last in gym class.

And worst of all: I never learned to read!

I am currently pursuing my goal of being a professional author, self-publishing my works while shunned by the mainstream publishing establishment because, and I quote, "You make all our other authors look bad."

In my spare time, I enjoy watching late night movies on Cinemax, practicing the deadly art of ninjutsu, and letting go of balloons while walking along the beach so I can watch them magically fly away.

I'm also incredibly attractive and any woman would be lucky to have me. I know this because my mother tells me so all the time.

I have a personal manservant/henchman named Bucky, whom I suspect might actually be a robot. He does my laundry and ensures my clothes always smell like mountain spring breeze. He's pretty cool.

My arch-enemy is the Leprechaun from the Lucky Charms box. He continues to taunt me while I patiently plot my revenge. I've recently formed an alliance with the Trix Rabbit and Count Chocula to bring him down for good, but please don't tell him that, I want it to be a surprise.

I currently live in Las Vegas with my dog Peekaboo, in a house which I suspect might have a gas leak, since I'm feeling extremely light headed as I'm writing this. I hope to write as many novels as I can before the machines become self-aware and take over the world.

I'm currently on an adventure that involves uncovering an ancient secret and saving the President of the United States. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Until then, I hope you enjoy my writings and tell all your friends about how cool I am.

P.S. I'm a terrible liar.

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